Each year it is worth carrying out a new project on your home. It will keep your home in top condition if you do this and it will also freshen it up, giving it a new lease of life for you to enjoy. But where do you start with these? Well, here are 5 projects for your home that you might like to embark upon this summer.
Redecorate a room
Whether you are looking to makeover your living room or restyle your office, redecorating a room in your house can completely change its look and feel. It is a fun project to undertake and if you are going for a complete overhaul, it will make you feel like you are in a new house!
Start by thinking about the practicalities such as how you currently use the space and what you want from it going forward. Once you are settled on those requirements you can start to think about the colours, shapes and textures that you will want in there. Then it’s time to go shopping!
If you are buying new furniture, it is easiest to get the room decorated before you move it all in, and if you are going for new flooring, do that after painting too.
Security and insulation
This one is often not that exciting a project, yet it is an important one. You might want to look into wall and loft insulation, as it will improve your insulation, reducing your energy bills in the longer term. Windows and doors are also worth looking at as they will freshen up your home, add value to it and serve to better insulate and secure it. Take your time in choosing the designs as something like a brand new front door can really change your house’s frontage and kerb appeal.
Your garden is an extra room of your house, but do you look at it this way? It is worth trying to, as then you can start to think about how you would really like to use that room, how you would like it to be. Now, we are not all green-fingered so you don’t need to know everything about plants and shrubs to do this you just need to think about what you like.
Would you like your garden to be a space for children to play safely in? Would you like bright splashes of colour out there? Would you like to grow your own fruit and vegetables? Would you like to have a social space to relax in and perhaps entertain? Everybody will have different priorities here, so think about how you want to use this ‘extra room’ and then you can start to plan it.
Quite often, you will be able to carry out a lot of garden landscaping yourself, but if it is a big job or you simply do not have the time or inclination to do it yourself, there are plenty of companies around who will happily work with you to create your perfect garden.
Add an outbuilding
Sheds, greenhouses, summer houses and standalone offices are all great ways to extend the space in your home, at a relatively low cost. If you need an extra room, one of these options could be your answer. Summer houses are an increasingly popular way to add an additional room offering you office space, craft rooms, reading nooks and teen hangouts.
Take a look at the options available to you and many of these can be assembled by the provider when they are delivered. You could have a whole new room within the week, what would you do with it?
Redesign your kitchen
This one will make a huge impact, both in how you use it and on your home’s value. Kitchens can make or break house sales, but even if you aren’t looking to move any time soon, a new well-planned kitchen will be a worthy investment of your time and money.
You will want to get together with a kitchen design company on this as they have so many clever ideas nowadays on how to maximise the space available. Gone are the days when drawers and cupboards were just drawers and cupboards! They can have so many inserts in them now and many appliances and accessories can be built into your design.
Go for something that makes it a usable space for you and your family, both now and in the future. Neutral colours work well as you can then make changes to the overall colour scheme by painting walls or changing tiles, prints and splashbacks.
Have you got any projects taking place in your home at the moment?
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